The artistic works of kinetic sculptor John Edmark echo the timeless patterns of change in nature. They appear to be alive and moving. Utterly captivating…
BLOOMS 2: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark
“Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light… The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/).” ~ John Edmark
Simple, artful pleasures.